60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

60 days in Shikoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi
— 7 nights
2
Tosashimizu
— 5 nights
3
Uchiko-cho
— 3 nights
4
Matsuyama
— 7 nights
5
Saijo
— 5 nights
6
Miyoshi
— 7 nights
7
Tokushima
— 8 nights
8
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima
— 5 nights
9
Naoshima-cho
— 3 nights
10
Takamatsu
— 8 nights

7
nights
Kochi

Kochi ©
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
Explore Kochi's surroundings by going to Muroto (Fudoiwa, Muroto Dolphins Center, &more), Ittohyo Chinka Bridge (in Shimanto-cho) and Nagoya Chinka Bridge (in Hidaka-mura). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Katsura Hama, get great views at Ryugado Cave, admire the natural beauty at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, and make a trip to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi trip itinerary builder tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kochi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Kochi due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in August; daily highs in Kochi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tosashimizu.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Muroto, Nankoku, Kami, Konan, Buraku-ji Temple Yakushido
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 7:
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Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle
Harimaya Bridge ©
Harimaya Bridge

5
nights
Tosashimizu

Tosashimizu ©
Tosashimizu is a city located in the southwest of Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tosashimizu: Otsuki-cho (Kashiwajima Island & Odoyama Lookout), Shimanto (Submersible Bridge of Sada, Takase Submersible Bridge, &more) and Ainan-cho (Shidenkai Museum, Cape Komo Observatory Park, &more). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Ashizuri, explore the activities along Shimanto River, enjoy the sand and surf at Tatsukushi Coast, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongofukuji Temple.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tosashimizu road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kochi to Tosashimizu takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Uchiko-cho.

Things to do in Tosashimizu

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ainan-cho, Shimanto, Otsuki-cho, Shimanto River
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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Shimanto River ©
Shimanto River
Cape Ashizuri ©
Cape Ashizuri
Sotodomari ©
Sotodomari

3
nights
Uchiko-cho

Uchiko-cho ©
Uchiko is a town located in Kita District, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.On January 1, 2005 the town of Ikazaki, from Kita District; and the town of Oda, from Kamiukena District, were merged into Uchiko.As of April 1, 2017 (after this merger), the town has an estimated population of 16,172 and a density of 54 persons per km². Get out of town with these interesting Uchiko-cho side-trips: Shikoku Karst Onogahara (in Seiyo), Shimonada Station (in Iyo) and Uwajima (Yusumizugaura Terrace Field, Uwajima Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Izumidani Terraces, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toyogahashi Eitokuji Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Sambaitani Falls, and contemplate the long history of Former Katsudo Shashinkan, Asahikan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uchiko-cho trip maker site.

You can drive from Tosashimizu to Uchiko-cho in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Uchiko-cho can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Uchiko-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ozu, Uwajima, Shikoku Karst Onogahara, Shimonada Station
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Uwajima Castle ©
Uwajima Castle
Yusumizugaura Terrace Field ©
Yusumizugaura Terrace Field
Yuge Shrine ©
Yuge Shrine

7
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsuyama side-trips: Ao Island (in Ozu), Shirai Fall (in Toon) and Imabari (Hakata Beach, Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ehime Tobe Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Bansuiso.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Uchiko-cho to Matsuyama takes 1.5 hours. In September in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Saijo.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imabari, Tobe-cho, Ao Island, Shirai Fall
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 22:
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Okaido Shopping Street ©
Okaido Shopping Street
Bocchan Wind up Clock ©
Bocchan Wind up Clock

5
nights
Saijo

Saijo ©
Saijō is a city in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.DemographicsAs of December 31, 2013, the city has a population of 113,786. Get out of town with these interesting Saijo side-trips: Omogo Valley (in Kumakogen-cho), Namekawakeikoku (in Toon) and Mt. Kanpuzan (in Ino-cho). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kamegamori Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isono Shrine, take in breathtaking views at Yasuike Valley, and make a trip to Maegamiji Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saijo online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Saijo takes 1.5 hours. September in Saijo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Saijo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niihama, Omogo Valley, Namekawakeikoku, Mt. Kanpuzan, Yasuike Valley
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Mt. Ishizuchi ©
Mt. Ishizuchi
Yasuike Valley
Yasuike Valley
Isono Shrine ©
Isono Shrine

7
nights
Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miyoshi: Kotohira-cho (Kotohira-gu, Kotohiragu shrine office, &more), Mitoyo (Motoyamaji temple, Iyadani-ji Temple, &more) and Senryuji Temple (in Shikokuchuo). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Iya Kazura Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tsurugi, contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke, and admire the verdant scenery at Shiozuka Highland.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miyoshi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saijo to Miyoshi takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miyoshi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tokushima.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotohira-cho, Mitoyo, Zentsuji, Sanagi Island, Senryuji Temple
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 4:
Highlights from your plan
Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Kotohira-gu ©
Kotohira-gu

8
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokushima: Kaiyo-cho (Osuna Beach & Todoroki no Taki), Amagoi no Taki (in Kamiyama-cho) and Naruto (Otsuka Museum of Art, Ryozen-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, take in the views from Onaruto Bridge, visit J Power & Yonden Wonderland, and contemplate the waterfront views at Naruto Whirlpools.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokushima online route planner.

Traveling by car from Miyoshi to Tokushima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Miyoshi in October, Tokushima is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Tonosho-cho.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naruto, Kaiyo-cho, Awa, Minami-cho, Yoshinogawa
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 12:
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Mount Bizan ©
Mount Bizan
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

5
nights
Tonosho-cho, Shodo-shima

Tonosho-cho ©
Explore Tonosho-cho's surroundings by going to Shodoshima-cho (Yama-Roku Shoyu, Movie Village of 24-no-Hitomi, &more).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tonosho-cho travel planner.

You can drive from Tokushima to Tonosho-cho in 3 hours. Traveling from Tokushima in October, plan for little chillier nights in Tonosho-cho, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Tonosho-cho

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Shodoshima-cho
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park ©
Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Angel Road ©
Angel Road
Teshima Art Museum ©
Teshima Art Museum

3
nights
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naoshima-cho: Honjima Island (in Marugame) and Sakaide (Shami Island & Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Museum). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, admire the striking features of Naoshima port terminal, and don't miss a visit to Akakabocha.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naoshima-cho trip planner.

Getting from Tonosho-cho to Naoshima-cho by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Naoshima-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sakaide, Honjima Island
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Art House Project ©
Art House Project

8
nights
Takamatsu

Takamatsu
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Takamatsu: Marugame Castle (in Marugame), Shiromineji Temple (in Sakaide) and Sanuki (Shidoji Temple & Tsuda Matsubara). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, head off the coast to Megijima Island, take in the awesome beauty at Yashima, and make a trip to Takamatsu Marugamemachi Shopping Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Takamatsu trip site.

Getting from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sanuki, Marugame Castle, Shiromineji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Shikoku Mura Village ©
Shikoku Mura Village
Marugame Castle ©
Marugame Castle

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